On Friday, August 9, a semi-truck driver driving along I-80 in Jasper county struck the center cable barrier and a bridge support before the truck pieces began to fall apart. The truck rolled onto it's side and the trailer crashed open. The driver was fatally injured. Police are still investigating, but believe the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Under Iowa law, the dependents of the deceased driver still have a claim under workers' compensation law.